Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Champ Carroll Hinton

August 18, 1929November 5, 2019
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Champ Carroll Hinton, 90, of Fort Smith, passed from this life November 5, 2019 in Fort Smith. Champ was born August 18, 1929 in Fort Smith to the late Champ Clark and Juanita Carroll Hinton. After a completing his education, Champ enlisted in the United States Air Force, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant before being honorably discharged. Following the Air Force, Champ began his automotive career in Detroit, and later with the establishment of Champ Hinton Arborland Dodge in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After many successful years in Ann Arbor, Champ came home to Fort Smith, where he successfully operated, along with J.T. Cox, Hinton-Cox Pontiac, later known as Champ Hinton Pontiac, until his retirement in 1983. Retirement for Champ didn’t last long before he established the still successful, after 38 years, Champ Hinton Enterprises. Champ was proud to say he earned Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 2 at First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith, where he was still a member. He also successfully bred and raced Thoroughbred Horses at his Circle H Ranch. Champ is survived by his wife of days shy of 60 years, Carol McGrew Hinton; his daughter Lisa Hinton; his granddaughter Whitney Ashing, and great grandson Easton John Ashing. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson Robert Champ Williams and his sister Dr. Betty Jean Hinton. A memorial service will be 11:00am Saturday November 9, 2019 in Roebuck Chapel at First United Methodist Church Fort Smith. The family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00pm Friday November 8, 2019 at Edwards Funeral Home. A private family burial, with U.S. Air Force Honors, will be at an earlier time at Forest Park Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Arkansas Sleepers Basketball Program. To leave an online memory, visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.


  • Arkansas Sleepers Basketball Program, Honorary



  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019


  • Private Family Interment with U.S. Air Force Honors


Champ Carroll Hinton

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Shirley Romans

November 8, 2019

Carol and family
I am sorry for your loss.

Len & Floyanne Blouin

November 7, 2019

Champ was our long time dearest friend. We will miss him so much. Much love to you Carol and Lisa! Len and Floyanne

Denase Harris

November 7, 2019

I will always remember Mr. Hinton's office at Champ Hinton Enterprise. It was all old school class.

I am truly sorry for your loss.
Denase Harris